My Rails app is almost finished, and it's time to deploy. This is an
area where I'm completely clueless. In the past, I've always
developed .NET windows desktop apps. I know next to nothing about web
servers, apache non-Windows operating systems. (Yeah, it's pathetic, I
know). To add to the complication, the website I built is for a
college in China (I'm a part-time Oral English teacher, and the rest
of the time I'm spending building them a website). They are currently
using a windows server with IIS for the main website (my web app is
just for the department of foreign affairs). They've offered to get a
new computer setup for this, but I'm not really sure what the ideal
Can someone help me out? Bear in mind that this is never going to be
a high volume website.
- What OS should I use? The AWDWR book suggests Linux, FreeBSD,
Solaris or Mac OS X. The only one I have any experience with is Mac
- Would a better option be to just use a web hosting service?